Griffin Health in Derby recently honored Linda Stochmal, RN, with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.
The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate care nurses provide patients and families every day. Winners can be nominated by patients, patients’ family or friends, or fellow caregivers for their exemplary care.
Stochmal, a nurse at Griffin’s CHF/COPD Wellness Clinic, was nominated by a patient’s daughter for her compassion, kind nature and patient-centered care.
“My dad was a patient of the CHF clinic and went to the clinic twice a week for blood work and infusion,” the nomination for Stochmal stated. “No one wants to get poked that often, but Linda made my dad’s appointments pleasant. Her kindness and devotion to her patients is unmatched. She knew his issues and exactly what he needed. Her personal stories, smiles, and love for my dad shown through with every visit. Our family can never thank her enough.”
Information about the DAISY Award is included in Griffin Health patient information packets and nomination forms are available online and at all Griffin Health locations. The award recipients are chosen by a committee at Griffin and the award is presented throughout the year. For more information, visit griffinhealth.org/daisy.
About The DAISY Foundation
The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, by members of his family. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.